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Today's Sports

  • Trenton win spoils Burton&...

    Trenton High School’s baseball team won a wild one last Friday night, surging for six runs in the fifth inning to top Chiefland, 11-9.

    It was a game that saw a player ejected, two Indians home runs and a lat Chiefland rally attempt squashed in the bottom of the seventh inning.

    The game also capped a momentous week for Chiefland shortstop Adam Burton. The senior had a home run, four RBI, two doubles, two triples, two stolen bases and scored four runs while going 7-for-11 at the plate in three games last week against the Tigers, Dixie County and P.K. Yonge.

  • Indians’ softball...

    Again, Chiefland’s varsity softball team routed a visiting team, quickly stomping St. Francis 10-0 last Friday night.

    Again, the Indians’ bats were hot, with Amber Richardson and sophomore standout Taylore Fuller killing pitches for home runs.

    But now, a test of pride approaches. Chiefland will face county rival Williston for the second time at 7 p.m. Friday. It’s not a district game (the Red Devils play in 3A-5, the Indians in 2A-5), but Williston knocked Chiefland around earlier this season in an 8-2 game on Feb. 19.

  • Branford holds off Bronson&...

    The Blue and Orange pulled away in the seventh inning of their baseball game last Thursday night, rallying for three runs to take a decisive 7-5 win in a hard-fought contest.

    Too bad it was the wrong Blue and Orange.

    It was Branford who pulled away late for the victory, holding off Bronson, which had a late rally of their own in the bottom of the seventh.

  • Baseball Roundup: Bronson&...

    The Eagles piled on nine runs in the first inning last Tuesday at Bell, needing only five innings to rout the Bulldogs 16-6.

    The Eagles capialized on two errors, two walks, a hit batsman and five singles in the first to put the game out of reach early.

    John Stephenson finished 3-for-4 at the plate with two singles and a double for Bronson. Tyler Martensen finished 2-for-3, and Kelby Barber belted a triple in the fourth.

    Stephenson picked up the win for the Eagles, tallying five strikeouts in the complete game.

  • Blue Wave rolls past Bronson in...

    P.K. Yonge stormed Bronson’s varsity softball team 16-0 last Thursday.

    But the score wasn’t the whole story. Sure, P.K. Yonge capitalized on errors in the first inning for a 6-0 lead, but the Eagles showed signs of life that Bronson coach Kenny Thomas saw as encouraging.

    “I’m really proud of my girls,” he said.  “They got down on themselves a little. But they picked it back up, dug down deep and held their ground out there.”

  • Indians on a roll

    It’s still early, but it looks like Chiefland High School has the softball team to beat in District 2A-5.

    Just don’t tell Indians coach Ginger Fuller.

    Sure, she’s proud of her team. She’s thrilled that as of last Friday they’re 10-1 overall and undefeated in the district.

    The Indians proved their case again last Thursday against Bell, needing only three innings to stomp the Bulldogs, 14-0.

    So easy wins should keep her team on top, right?

  • Welcome back, coach

     To build for its football team’s future, Chiefland High School turned to its past.

    Jim O’Neal was selected as the Indians’ football coach last Thursday, the same coach that led Chiefland to a 2A state championship in 1997.

    “It feels great to be coming back home and working with the community once again,” O’Neal said by phone last Friday.

  • Softball: Indians’...

    Whatever changes Chiefland High School’s varsity softball team are making, they’re working.

    The Indians’ 10-2 win against Dixie County proved it last Friday night. Amber Richardson dominated on the mound for Chiefland, giving up only one hit and striking out six in her complete game and improving her record to 3-0.

    The rivalry began with both teams at 6-1 this season. Chiefland’s offense made quick work of the Bears, cementing the team’s place as one of District 2A-5’s elite.

  • Baseball: Wasson, Indians batter...

    Big defensive stops, strong pitching performances and a pesky offense were enough for Chiefland High School’s varsity baseball team to put away St. Francis 11-3 last Friday night.

    Clenton Wasson battered the Wolves, finishing 4-for-5 at the plate with a double, triple and RBI.

    The centerfielder also threw out a St. Francis runner at home to stop a potential rally. Chiefland coach Kyle Parnell considered it the play of the game.

  • Ups and Downs

    It was an up and down week for both Chiefland’s and Bronson’s varsity baseball teams.

    The Indians got off to a hot start last Tuesday, thumping visiting Dixie County 13-3 in six innings.

    Starter Jacob Reidy had a good start to the season, striking out the side in the first and picking up the win for Chiefland.

    The Indians capitalized on six Bears errors in the game.

    But Chiefland had some mistakes of their own last weekend, picking up its first two losses of the season to Bradford and Williston at the Levy County Tournament.